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Re: [equinox-dev] The metadataRepositories extension point

On some places in the p2 API's there are comments regarding perhaps using URI's instead of URL's. I think that would be an excellent idea. A URI is not tied to the existence of a particular scheme so for a repository URI the scheme itself could be used to find the corresponding repository factory. We use this approach successfully in the spaces project where each space provider implements their own URI scheme.

At present, I need to use URL's that points to non-existent things so that I eventually end up in my factory implementation where I can peruse the URL for it to make sense. It works but it's not very clean (nor efficient).

Regards,
Thomas Hallgren


Thomas Hallgren wrote:
I'm trying to understand how to use the org.eclipse.equinox.p2.metadata.repository.metadataRepositories extension point in order to register a factory for my new IMetadataRepositoryFactory. From what I can see the current implementation relies on a 'filter' called 'suffix' but I'm unable to see the correlation between this filter and the URL that is used to identify the repository.

It would help me a great deal if someone could explain how I can make sure that the MetadataRepositoryManager finds my new IMetadataRepositoryFactory implementation.

Thanks,
Thomas Hallgren


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